For a Lyrical New Year: Poetry Prompt
This week, let's try to write a pure lyric poem.
Put your speaker in a specific moment and then describe the scene.
Focus on tangible details that, taken together, connect and make a whole
that goes beyond the parts. Resist the urge to describe everything.
Be particularly aware of the speaker's tone, and use it as a tool to convey
not just attitude but the point of the poem.
Concentrate on the language, and use one or more of the following:
Do you need more inspiration? Check out Pattiann Rogers, James Wright, Mary Oliver,
Jean Toomer, or Louise Bogan.